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Media Release 51- Homicide Investigation- Dugan Avenue

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Aven Deione Mitchell, (21), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 6:15 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to Fire Station18 (200 Dugan Avenue) on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and observed two males inside of a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel rendered aid to the males and transported one of the males to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggests the males were traveling in the 1200 block of Avenue W when an unidentified vehicle pulled alongside them and began firing shots.

Currently, there is no one in custody.

 If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

 Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 25th murder investigation of 2022 including 2 justifiable death investigations.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.

 **The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

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Media Release 51-Homicide Investigation-Dugan Avenue